Legendary musician Nile Rodgers has been elected as the new chairman for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Rodgers, who co-founded the band Chic, has led a successful career as a producer, songwriter and guitarist. He will be assuming his new role as chairman on a three-year term. He takes over from soul legends Leon Puff and Kenneth Gamble, who previously served as co-chairman from 2015 to 2018.
In a statement, Rodgers said: “I am truly honoured and beyond humbled to be elected by such an esteemed group as this illustrious board of directors.”
I will try and serve with all my heart. I hope I can make you half as proud of me as I am to even sit in the room with you who've done so much for the furtherance of composition."
Rodgers was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, and the following year he made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This latest appointment adds to his strings of successes throughout his career.
2018 is looking good for Rodgers, as Chic will be releasing its first new album in 26 years. The album, called It's About Time, will drop on September 14th, and a new song “Til The World Falls” has already been released. Check it out below.